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2022 One Show - Pharma

Unbreakable

Agency Area 23, An IPG Health Company / New York + Roof Studio / New York + Jamute / São Paulo + Insmed Incorporated / Bridgewater NJ

Client Insmed Incorporated/NTMFacts.com

Category

Film

Annual ID

OS22_PH002G

About the Work

People suffering from undiagnosed NTM lung disease aren’t being heard by their doctors. Their complaints about painful and disruptive symptoms are getting ignored, leaving them misdiagnosed for years. To finally get doctors’ attention, we paired real NTM patients with animators from around the world to create original films that communicate how hard it is for NTM patients to live without a diagnosis.

“Unbreakable” tells the real-life story of Barbara, characterized as a CGI bunny. Barbara’s tale illustrates how she went from therapy to therapy, misdiagnosis to misdiagnosis, and doctor to doctor with no one having the right expertise to help. The film chronicles Barbara’s worsening condition and loss of hope, until she finally finds the answer she needs.

This story is told through rich and poetic visuals that use fantastical layers to pave the way to tackling deeper concerns. Due to the bunny’s size and POV, everything needed to be painstakingly detailed and fully textured.

With physicians ignoring their patients’ complaints for years, we knew that using a patient simply telling her story wasn’t going to make an impact. Instead, we employed the art of storytelling to deliver a breakthrough campaign that got doctors’ attention. The animations demand that doctors identify, diagnose, and treat NTM before their patients pay the price.

We were able to deliver our message to our key physician segments—pulmonologists and infectious disease specialists—and urge them to recognize the symptoms of undiagnosed NTM so they could start testing and treating their at-risk patients for this odious disease.

2022 Awards

Total Points: 45

Credits

Agency

Area 23, an IPG Health Company / New York

Client / Brand

Insmed Incorporated / Bridgewater NJ

Production Company

Roof Studio / New York

Music / Sound Production Company

Jamute / São Paulo

Post Production Company

Crew Cuts / New York

Chief Creative Officer

Tim Hawkey

Composer

James Pinto

Account Team

Jack O’Shaughnessy
Martha Simpson

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